Front

Token engraved with stippled text. The guidelines are still visible, and there is a stippled heart design at top and another unclear design at the base:

JOSEPH
KELF
AGED 20
1833 [PK]

Back

Token with a stippled leaf design and stippled text:

HONESTY
IS THE
BEST
POLICY

Joseph Kelf, 20; Dennis Greenfield, 19, bookbinder; and Thomas Rant, 19, were tried and convicted at the Norfolk Assizes on 19 March 1833 for breaking into the house of Lennard and James Louden at Higham. They stole 23 silver spoons, a wine funnel, four silver castor tops, three coats, two guns, a silver watch, three hats, two pairs of boots and other articles. All were ‘cast for death’. Their sentences appear, however, to have been commuted to transportation for life. All three sailed for New South Wales on the Aurora, arriving 3 November 1833. Also in the collection are two tokens relating to Dennis Greenfield, one engraved ‘Dens Greenfield’ and the other ‘D Greenfield’.

Diameter: 35.0mm, thickness: 2.0mm. Object number: 2008.0039.0148

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